The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

Every visitor of Vienna that has a little curious and attracted to know a little town, definitely will go to one of the many art museums that the capital of Austria has to offer.


The Art Museum of Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum or clearly leading the way, in line with the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the Uffizi in Florence, the Museo del Prado in Madrid, the Louvre in Paris and the Pinakothek in Munich . This great museum of Vienna is among the best art museums in Europe .

The KHM (Kunsthistorisches Museum abbreviation), contains what used to be the result of many generations obsession with art Habsburg. The Habsburgs collected artworks like crazy and spread that passion among high-ranking nobles of his empire .

Interior art museum in Vienna

Today, the KHM houses the fourth largest collection of paintings , the largest collection of Egyptian papyri, art Greek, Roman, Etruscan and other early cultures. It also has collections of Renaissance, and the crown jewels of the Holy Roman Empire of Germany, Austria, Hungary, Sicily and lots of other territories that were part of the portfolio of assets of the Habsburgs .

Fortunately, the richness of the museum is separated by several divisions and therefore the structure of the exhibition not completely overwhelms you. The way in which the collections are organized you can explore in a surprisingly rewarding .

Interior art museum in Vienna

KHM’s specialty is the collection of paintings of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, including the world’s largest collection of Bruegel, the Venetian art of Tintoretto, Veronese and Titian, and a large section of the German and Flemish Renaissance. Other masterpieces include works of Cellini salt cellar “leave”, which became a national icon when it was stolen and reappeared not too many years ago.

You can find much more information at their official website :

Get Directions to the museum:

  • is located in the Plaza de Maria Theresia.
  • in meters , stops at Volkstheater using U2 and U3 lines. We can also stop at the U2 Museumsquartier.
  • in tram , lines 1, 2, 46, 49 and D stop at Dr. Karl Renner Ring. We may also use line 46 stopping at Schmerlingplatz.
  • in bus to reach Heldenplatz with 2nd line or line to stop at Burgring 57A or 48A line to stop at Dr. Karl Renner Ring.

Museum Hours and prices:

  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 18:00 pm.
  • Thursday afternoon schedule lasts until 21:00.
  • Monday, the museum closed permance.
  • the price of the tour is 12 € for an adult ticket.
  • Student price is 9 €.
  • with the Vienna Card discount and the price we would be 11 €.
  • for under 19, admission is free.